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welcome to a special edition of "world news tonight." the high stakes showdown right here in new hampshire about to begin. the republicans prepping for the spotlight. their last chance to plead their case. we have the all-access pass, just moments away. the candidates stepping up their game. >> i almost want to just go in and pray. >> and stepping up the attacks. >> he's willing to break his word to the voters. >> just three days until new hampshire, voters weigh in, and the results could send some packing. the urgent new warning about one of the biggest scams in america. fake phone calls demanding back
than ever. and tonight, the health alert for women. do not drink alcohol. now, the growing backlash and the apology. and the other big showdown. super bowl 50. the game plan, the security preps, and who's the new name added to the halftime show? and good evening from manchester. thank you for joining us on one of the most important nights of the presidential race so far. you can see this crowd right here gathering behind me. tonight's republican debate could be a complete game-changer. the debate field now whittled down to seven candidates. donald trump, back in the mix this time, after skipping that iowa debate. the latest poll numbers just now coming in, showing he is still the clear front-runner. marco rubio and ted cruz right there, tied for second place.
look at the debate hall right now. the energy building all across this state, but especially right here where the candidates will nation. our team is covering it all and abc's tom llamas starts us off tonight. >> reporter: tonight, the stage is set. and candidates like senators ted cruz and marco rubio getting a change the direction of this race. rubio expected to take on the most fire tonight. his poll numbers rising, and so are the attacks against him. like from cruz, who is reminding voters who really won in iowa. >> what did you think about the really impressive third place finish of marco rubio? that's an odd collection of words, impressive, third place finish. >> reporter: rubio calling out cruz for his campaign's efforts on caucus day to suggest dr. ben carson was dropping out of the race, which was not true. >> by the way, if you get a call on tuesday night saying that i dropped out, it isn't true, it's a lie.
leading in the polls here, but the race is tightening, starting the fight early, tweeting today, "wow, jeb bush, whose campaign is a total disaster, had to bring in mommy to take a slap at me. not nice." >> vote for jeb. >> oh, yeah. >> reporter: but that tweet's not stopping 90-year-old barbara bush. >> he doesn't give many answers to how he would solve problems. he sort of makes faces and says insulting things. >> reporter: jeb, bringing in his famous mother to help lift his campaign off life support. today, an encouraging sign. a crowd of more than 600. bush says he's his own man, but won't run from his famous last name. >> people are just going to have to get over it, all right? it's -- i am who i am, you know? it's -- it's -- i'm in the establishment. >> reporter: bush, part of the pool of governors that includes chris christie and john kasich, hoping for a miracle in new hampshire. today, kasich getting a boost from another notable republican
who compared him to that bullet-proof robot that made him famous. >> it absolutely would not stop. ever. never give up. so, this is you. you are the terminator. >> and tom, right here with me inside the debate hall. tom, you're hearing one of the biggest fights tonight might actually be a rematch? >> reporter: that's right, cecilia. get ready for jeb bush versus marco rubio part two. all week, bush has been hammering rubio, saying he has zero accomplishments. a top bush aide even calling rubio a no-show lobbiest. the rubio campaign says that bush is desperate, and they're going to be ready for anything tonight. i want to point out, cecilia, both of those men will be standing right next to each other on that stage. >> anything could happen. tom llamas covering the republican race every step of the way. tom, thank you. one reason tonight's debate could shape the direction of this race, nearly half of all republican voters in new hampshire have yet to make up their minds. so, what are they waiting to
>> reporter: as the candidates make the final push in new hampshire -- >> show time is over. >> reporter: -- the republican race is tightening. donald trump still leads all the polls, but marco rubio is rising. and cruz, kasich and bush are it's just three days to go before the primary, and at the chez vachon diner in manchester, we found folks ready to pick a well, almost. clearly you've made up your mind now, right? >> well, we haven't. >> reporter: you haven't made up your mind? >> we haven't made up our mind. >> reporter: he's not alone. amazingly, more than 40% of likely republican voters in new hampshire say they still haven't made up their minds. he's narrowed it down to trump, rubio or cruz. >> i think we're stuck on -- will we actually have the nerve to vote for trump? i mean, that's really where we're stuck. >> reporter: so, when you go in there, are you able to pull the lever for donald trump, is the question. >> yeah, that's it. i mean, a year ago, i couldn't imagine voting for trump.
decided. those who like the front-runner -- >> donald trump. >> reporter: no matter what? >> no matter what. i heard him. i liked what he had to say. i'm voting for him 100%. no changing my mind. >> reporter: and those who don't. >> i definitely know i would not vote for trump. that's all i really know. >> reporter: but new hampshire voters have a long history of making up their minds late and surprising everybody. after barack obama won the iowa caucuses eight years ago, he was way ahead in the polls here in new hampshire, but ended up losing to hillary clinton. this time, it's the republicans who seem most undecided. so, when will you make up your mind up, finally, totally make your mind up? >> i'd say really after this last debate. >> and so many people still waiting to make up their mind. jon joins me now inside the debate hall, too. jon, donald trump not at that last debate. we know he will be here tonight. what are you hearing from the campaigns about his strategy? >> reporter: well, trump's xaun
tonight, he will respond in kind, times ten. but we really don't know which donald trump will show up tonight. weevil seen two in recent days. we've seen him go nuclear on his opponents, accused ted cruz of cheating in iowa. but we've seen him show incredible restraint. cecilia, we have never seen him debate after a loss. we just don't know which one will show up. >> and we will see it soon. jon, thank you. abc political analyst matt could is dowd is here with me. who has the most to win here tonight who has the most to lose? >> well, it's pivotal for all seven up there tonight, but i would like to focus on three folks. john kasich has put all his chips on the table here. he's done 100 town halls and he has to figure out a way tonight to jump himself to second or third. the other person with the most to gain is jeb bush. he's spent more money than any other candidate in this race, and if jeb bush doesn't finish in the top four on tuesday, then his candidacy is on life support. and donald trump has the most to lose. he has been ahead and he is
he's led 70 straight polls since july here. and he cannot afford another second place finish, otherwise his campaign is seriously impaired. >> the whole team here covering it all. matt, you'd be back later. thank you. the countdown is on for the democratic candidates, too. bernie sanders, the favorite son here. hillary clinton, the underdog. she was out going door to door herself today, while he was speaking inside before a packed hall. abc's david wright is on the trail. >> it's a beautiful day in manchester! >> reporter: hillary clinton may be down in the polls here in new hampshire, but don't count her out yet. >> well, i need your help on tuesday, and convince some others to come along. >> reporter: today, she's been out pounding the pavement, knocking on doors, trying to make up ground against bernie sanders. >> i feel like a rock and roll star. >> reporter: sanders has accused her of being wall street's favorite democrat. not progressive enough. >> i have spent my entire adult life trying to knock down
>> reporter: today, madeleine albright joined clinton, appealing to women, in particular. >> just remember, there's a special place in hell for women who don't help each other. >> reporter: but some of the people attending clinton's own event agree with sanders. >> i'm actually a bernie supporter. supporter? but you're here at a hillary event? >> i am. you are behind enemy lines? >> kind of. >> reporter: today at a town hall at new england college, the first questioner made a freudian clip. >> secretary sanders -- >> reporter: calling her by her opponent's name. clun clinton took it in stride. >> there are a lot of young people that support my opponent. but i want you to know, even if you don't support me, i support you. >> reporter: the sanders surge here is clearly a nuisance for clinton. but it will be interesting to see tonight on that debate stage how seriously the republicans take him. it's a pretty safe bet they'll mention her name more than his.
>> i think that's safe to say. david wright, thank you. and, of course, the debate, you do not want to miss it. just moments away. david muir and martha raddatz moderating at 8:00 p.m. eastern, right here. but we do now move on to other news. to that deadly crane accident in new york. the move that went out of control, and the crane's sudden collapse, caught on camera. the cab of that crane landing upside down, its arm smashing onto cars below. one man killed, three others injured. abc's phillip mena with the latest on the investigation tonight. >> reporter: tonight, a massive job. moving this collapsed crane, all 565 feet of it. crews forced to use blow torches to tear it apart, after it came crashing down friday morning in new york city. killing one and injuring three, crushing cars and sending this counterweight into a building. you can see all that debris still on the road there. some of it came from the top of that damaged building, where
the unanswered question tonight, what triggered the collapse? officials looking closely at the how long do you think before we can figure out exactly what happened? going to have to give us a couple of weeks at least while we do some engineering calculations, go through the >> reporter: officials say the operator tested negative for drugs and alcohol, and has been cooperating with the investigation. this crane is so big that workers are having to cut it into 35 pieces just to clear it from the street. cecilia? >> phillip, thank you. alert. the cdc apologizing tonight after a controversial recommendation to women. it says women should refrain from drinking alcohol, saying the risk to babies is too high. the reaction, fierce. many women saying that advice goes way too far. here's abc's gloria riviera. country, sounding off over the cdc's new alcohol
>> it just makes no sense to me. >> are you serious? is this really what you feel comfortable telling your wife, your sister, your daughter? >> reporter: while many women support the cdc's long-standing warning about the dangers of drinking while pregnant, the new guidelines hit a nerve, because they go further, telling health professionals to advise a woman to stop drinking if she is trying to get pregnant or not outrage exploding on social media. calling the advice patronizing and reactionary and sexist. the women we spoke to, telling us they can be trusted to make smart, safe choices. >> i really do feel they are overstepping their boundary in terms of what a woman can do with their own body. intention, with a very wrong execution. >> reporter: the cdc points out, half of all pregnancies in the many women don't know they are possibly unintentionally putting their child at risk.
"we were sorry some people took offense at our communications." the cdc is standing by its advice, which, it says, was only intended to clearly explain the risk drinking may have on an unborn child. cecilia? >> okay, gloria, thank you. and the debate stage set to take place right here in this hall, it's not the only showdown this weekend. the super bowl now less than 24 hours away. more than 100 million people will be watching. the stage is set in san francisco. and abc's ryan smith has the big ticket. >> reporter: super bowl frenzy in full effect. >> broncos! >> carolina! >> reporter: just 24 hours before super bowl 50, and fans are fired up. a clash of football's titans. all-time great peyton manning and the dazzling, dynamic cam newton. >> you don't go 17-1 as a starting quarterback without being awesome. >> peyton manning will always be an all-time great.
even higher, bruno mars confirming he will be apart of the highly anticipated super bowl halftime show. joining coldplay and beyonce. security, not taking a backseat. we're standing here in one of the security operations centers for the super bowl. there are multiple ones so they can back each other up. and what are they looking for? well, they are looking on the streets, the stadium itself, even the air space, to make sure that super bowl sunday is a safe one. safety is paramount. for players and fans alike, hoping the 50th super bowl is one for the ages. so, who will win the super bowl here at levi's stadium? las vegas odds makers have the carolina panthers at 5.5-point favorites. and while most people we spoke to here have the broncos as the sentimental choice, they're picking the panthers to win it all. cecilia? >> going to be a good game. ryan, thank you. and still ahead on this special edition of "world news tonight," the threatening phone calls to watch out for. >> within the next hour, they
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it's a packed court right here behind me. it is almost time. we went behind the scenes today, right behind this stage. and it turns out, the tricky part is keeping all these candidates from passing each other in the hallway before they even step into this spotlight. the stage is set, the finishing touches complete. but you already knew all that. here's what you don't know. underneath those podiums -- we are in the athletic center of st. anselm. the candidates won't cross paths until they're ready to take the stage. take a look at this. this is one of the candidates' dressing rooms. you can see whose it is right here. just to burn off a little bit of steam before a debate, i don't know, maybe he wants to ride an exercise bike? long hallways. arrows telling the candidates
this is a racketball court. candidates will be in there -- no, no candidates will be in there. here we go. the long walk to that stage. >> guys ready? >> and then, all those rivals standing there, waiting side by side until their name is called. >> donald trump. >> it's rehearsal time today. the fill-ins, students playing the role of a lifetime. as you can see, this is not the real jeb bush. i mean -- maybe. you have a good one-liner? >> i got the kneeldown, though. >> let's see. >> i got it down. i'm always staring at marco when he says something, too. >> you totally have it down. that's really good. let's see, best chris christie face? the whole gang is here. oh, hi david and martha. ready to go. and it all starts -- >> applause, applause. still applause. and -- go. >> the whole gang is, indeed, here. it does start right here in just a matter of moments. you can hear this hall buzzing behind me.